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2022 Kenya National Chess Championship

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2022 Kenya National Chess Championship

The 2022 Kenya National Chess Championship is set to run from 26th to 30th December 2022 at Charter Hall in downtown Nairobi.

For the third year running the Chess Kenya Federation will offer the winner of the Open section a car!  The hotly contest event will most likely see the former Kenya National Champions taking part for top honours.   These include 2018 Dr Victor Ng’ani (2018), Mehul Gohil (2019) and Martin Njoroge (2021).

Poster for the 2022 Kenya National Chess Championship.
Poster for the 2022 Kenya National Chess Championship.

The dark horses of the event will most likely include CM Ben Magana, Githinji Hinga and 2022 Kenya National Junior Champion Robert Mcligeyo.

Ladies Section

The top prize of the Ladies’ section is KES 100,000 (or approximately USD 900). Former Kenya National Ladies Champions Gwen Jumba (2018), WCM Lucy Wanjiru (2019) and WCM Sasha Mongeli (2021) will undoubtedly be in action.

Team for the 2023 African Games

The top 24 players will then proceed to the second phase to select the team for the 2023 African Games. The event takes place in Accra, Ghana, from the 4th to the 19th of August, 2023.

Logo for the 2023 African Games.
Logo for the 2023 African Games.
Chess Champion – Martin Njoroge receives the keys to the car that he won. Photo credit Oliver Ananda .
2021 Kenya National Chess Champion – Martin Njoroge receives the keys to the car that he won. Photo credit Oliver Ananda .
Mehul Gohil poses with his shield and car for winning the 2019 Kenya National Chamipionship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Mehul Gohil poses with his shield and car for winning the 2019 Kenya National Chamipionship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
A burst of colour at the 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship! – Gordon Oluoch who is the CEO of Kenya Academy of Sports presents the trophy to Dr Victor Ng’ani. Photo credit Deep Gosrani.
A burst of colour at the 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship! – Gordon Oluoch who is the CEO of Kenya Academy of Sports presents the trophy to Dr Victor Ng’ani. Photo credit Deep Gosrani.
Benard Wanaja President of the Chess Kenya Federation presents the prize to 2021 Kenya National Ladies Chess Champion WFM Sasha Mongeli. Photo credit Oliver Ananda.
Benard Wanaja President of the Chess Kenya Federation presents the prize to 2021 Kenya National Ladies Chess Champion WFM Sasha Mongeli. Photo credit Oliver Ananda.
The Riara Springs School Deputy Head Wilson Andala presents WCM Lucy Wanjiru with her prize. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
The Riara Springs School Deputy Head Wilson Andala presents WCM Lucy Wanjiru the 2019 Kenya National Chess Champion Ladies with her prize. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
2018 Kenya National Chess Champion Ladies – a delightful Gloria Jumba receives her trophy from Chess Kenya President Benard Wanjala. Photo credit Deep Gosrani.
2018 Kenya National Chess Champion Ladies – a delightful Gloria Jumba receives her trophy from Chess Kenya President Benard Wanjala. Photo credit Deep Gosrani.

Links

Martin Njoroge wins the 2021 Kenya National Championship.

WFM Sasha Mongeli crowned 2021 Kenya National Ladies Champion.

Final day report on the 2021 Kenya National Chess Championship by Mehul Gohil.

Day 4 report on the 2021 Kenya National Chess Championship by Mehul Gohil.

Report on Day 3 of the 2021 Kenya National Chess Championship by Mehul Gohil.

Day 2 Report on the 2021 Kenya National Chess Championship by Mehul Gohil.

Zadock Nyakundi holds CM Ben Magana to a draw in round one of the 2021 Kenya National Chess Championship.

Preview of The Kenya Chess Championship 2021.

2021 Kenya National Chess Championship on chess-results.com

Who will win the 2021 Kenya National Championship by Mehul Gohil.

2019 Kenya National Chess Championship Day 4.

2019 Kenya National Chess Championship Day 3.

2019 Kenya National Chess Championship -Rules & Regulations.

Video of Closing Ceremony 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship.

Day 4 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship.

Day 3 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship.

Day 2 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship.

Day 1 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship.

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